The United States Post Office and Military Postal Service Agency has announced that new Global Trade Compliance requirements, effective Oct. 1, will impact all packages mailed at Navy Fleet Post Offices (FPO). The new Global Trade Compliance program will require the data on all customs forms for packages mailed to and from our Navy FPOs to be entered into the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) database. Sailors can reduce waiting time in line to mail packages by filling out their customs forms online with the U.S. Postal Service's website, and bringing them to the post office. Sailors can complete their customs forms online at www.usps.com under the "International" tab when they click the link titled "Complete Customs Forms."
For more on mailing packages overseas, see this Military.com page.